A man at the end of the counter carefully folded the newspaper and placed it next to a plate of bacon, eggs and whole-wheat toast. He dug into his breakfast and started to digest last night’s loss.
“Everyone was disappointed,” he said. “The Yankees got it going in the ninth, but it just wasn’t enough.
“It’s hard when there’s the feeling that you have to win every game,” the man continued. “I know that’s the position they’re in, but every loss shouldn’t feel like the end of the world.
“They’re coming up against some pretty good teams,” the man explained. “You play to win and see how it comes out. That’s what makes baseball fun.”
The man caught the stares of everyone at the counter.
“That’s right,” he shot. “Baseball is fun.”
They all smiled and finished breakfast.